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Turkey Purge: 236 citizens sought asylum in Greece, more than 5,000 in …

Turkey purge: Greece received asylum applications from a total of 236 Turkish citizens since a failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016. According to the Greek daily, this number was only 12 in 2013, 41 in 2014, and 43 in 2015.

In a similar vein, according to a recent data from the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, there has been a rapid rise in the number of Turkish people seeking asylum in Germany since the failed coup attempt.

Germany received asylum applications from a total of 5,166 Turkish citizens during this period.

While the number of Turkish citizens who sought asylum in Germany in January 2016 was 109, this figure rose to 702 for the month of November alone.

Yet, the German government has declined to establish a link between the rise in asylum applications from Turkish citizens and the coup attempt.

A statement from the Funke Mediengruppe said the German government does not give any credit to the speculation about the possible reasons for the rise in the number of asylum applications. (turkeypurge)

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